Author Gore Vidal passed away last night at the age of 86. Although he wrote about historical themes, in fact and fiction, Vidal’s real-life connections to historical figures remain intriguing.
The current legal fight in Pennsylvania over its tough Voter ID law could have national implications in the fight between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in November.
Vice President Joe Biden is all but assured to be Barack Obama’s running mate this fall—right? That hasn’t always been the case in the past, when presidential running mates were dumped before a re-election campaign.
When Twitter bounced Guy Adams, a reporter for The Independent, from its service, it didn’t violate the First Amendment.
The Mitt Romney campaign will announce his vice presidential pick on a smartphone app – if you can find it on your phone. The Obama camp also rolled out a rival app at the same time.
The era of flappers and suffragists is coming to the National Constitution Center in October, as we look at the era between the 18th and 21st amendments.
It was 100 years ago this month that Jim Thorpe put America on the world’s sports map and made the Olympics a global phenomenon. But the fight over Thorpe’s body still lingers in a federal court.
The Constitutional Convention of 1787 featured a number of heated debates—literally. By June, framing a newer, stronger government was not the only hot topic: so was the weather. Amazingly, the delegates managed to endure an unbearably hot and humid Philadelphia summer to hammer out the Constitution, but not without some difficulty and complaints. William Samuel […]
As GOP presumed nominee Mitt Romney tours overseas, talk continues about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s potential effect on the presidential race.
As we head into a fall election season with a lot of public debate about heated issues, we look at five possible ones that could get the ultimate elective test: a vote on becoming a Constitutional amendment.